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Adoption FAQ’s


What are your adoption fees?

Adoption donation fees are $425.


How long does the adoption process take?

Please allow 7 days for us to process your adoption application. This may take a little longer depending on the ability of your references, as well as the amount of application we receive at a given time. Please be patient and remember that we are an all volunteer organization and many of our volunteers for fully time jobs, families, etc.


Are there specific requirements for adopting a FTLOL dog?

Yes, during the application process we will speak with your references as well as your vet. If you currently have an animal, we will determine that your current dog is up-to-date on all their core vaccinations before you can be considered for adopting. In addition, any animals currently in your home must be spayed or neutered unless there is a medical reason that they are not (determined by a vet). Homes with un-altered dogs for reasons of breeding or the possibility of breeding will not be considered.


Is the dog I’m interested in still available?

We try to keep our website current. If a dog is listed as ‘Available for Adoption’ on our Available Dogs page, then we are still accepting adoption applications for the dog.


I really have to have a particular dog I saw on the web site. If I’m first to apply for that dog, do I get him?

No. We do not place dogs on a first come, first served basis. Our main goal is to act in the best interest of each dog. We will evaluate all interested potential homes based on the needs of the particular dog. Most of these dogs have been abandoned and neglected, and we do everything within our power to make sure the home they go to is truly a “forever home” where they will be not only be loved, but well cared for physically and emotionally.

Our foster homes weigh heavily in placement decisions as they have the knowledge and insight into the needs of their particular foster dog. We believe a dog’s foster family knows that dog’s temperament and personality best. They will be your greatest asset (and ours) in helping to determine if their foster dog will be a good match for your family.

The foster’s assessment of the dog/adopter interaction and interview with the potential adopter will be taken into serious consideration in any determination of approving a specific adoption.


Do you adopt outside of the local area?

Yes we do adopt dogs to homes outside of the local area.

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